24 May 2005
I received the following email
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Well, OK, this
is something that is out of the ordinary from my normal
postings but I feel it is something that the community
should know about. But, please, no garage sale notices!
West Vincent your
McLintoch is a Hero.
Saturday in the early
afternoon, Harry Emery bangs on my door. Opening
the door Harry is covered in blood. He
had just freed himself from some hydraulics that had pinned
his arm. A portion of his forearm
was gone. I am a veteran and also
volunteered as an EMT on the submarine, with experience in
life threatening accidents. He says
“take me to the hospital”. I say
“Ok, but I have to find my keys, Stay There”.
By the time I find my keys and phone, Harry had
walked back across the street. I
yelled to come back, but he wasn’t listening.
I finally get Harry to come back, but I kept saying
“We have to stop the bleeding, get to the van”. I flag Jim down on the road as I yelled
at Harry to get to the van. Jim
pulls in the side street. I loose
sight of Harry, because I look for something to bandage, as
I go to my van door and I think I better help Harry into my
van. As I get around the van, Jim is
already helping and Harry started listening to Jim for some
reason. We get a light tourniquet on
Harry because Jim had already pulled out a bandana and was
tightening. I’m also calling 911 as
Jim tells Harry to get in his truck and Harry does it to my
surprise. Jim gets going and I tried
to follow, I called the family and 911 again and redirect
them to the Phoenixville Hospital. Harry
was flown to Jefferson Trauma Center.
I am Harry friend, but
Jim knew Harry’s name from church, but was a relative
stranger. He could have just driven
away, but instead he took this severely bleeding man in his
own truck to the Emergency. Harry
could have died in Jim’s truck, because we had no idea how
long Harry was pinned. I made a
mistake and I should have jumped in Jim’s truck also and
dealt with the arm. Thank you Jim,
you saved my friend.
Neighbors - I would
appreciate, if you see Jim, shake his hand and say, “Jim,
you’re a Good Man (Hero)”.
Current – Harry will not
loose his arm!